Dearest Magnificent Beings,
The Dalai Lama once said, “The western woman will save the world.”
That’s a pretty tall order, one that may come with some hesitancy, questioning or resentment. Why us?
Life is pretty comfortable for most of us in the west. If you are reading this article, chances are you have all your immediate needs met, namely food, clothing, and shelter. But the real point here is you have the TIME to read this article. You’ve been able to take a moment of LEISURE to devote time to your mind, your evolution, your inner growth. This is unprecedented in history and completely rare considering most of the planet lives in utter poverty, working, sometimes foraging everyday just to meet their basic needs. Until those needs get met, survival takes center stage without much, if any, time to devote to one’s inner life, purpose or passions.
One’s true essence or soul may never take precedence in this lifetime.
Are we that much different?
Even though we have the distinct advantage of choosing to devote time towards our inner goals, life experiences, and happiness, most of us don’t. Stunningly, even though we have what we need to live a good life: fresh water, air, cable, hot water, cell phones, etc., we still tend to focus on our survival.
Basics like clothing, food, and shelter have been replaced with perfect skin, designer wardrobes, big homes, and the newest gadgets. For some in the west the focus is primarily on bigger, better, faster which is all about getting more outside resources to meet our ever increasing needs.
We end up focusing myopically on money, jobs, and consuming, thinking that we need these things to survive. Therefore pushing aside the time to figure out why you came in the first place, who you are, and what you really want. Taking time to sort out if the people, relationships, and the way you live really feeds and nourishes your inner essence, your soul, the real you. These open you up to the raw possibilities of what you are capable of so that your life becomes one of meaning and significance. So that your life is full of Purpose not worthless.
Never before in the course of human history have our destinies mattered so much to the collective, the destinies of the world. The truth is unless each one of us wakes up to our own fullness and potential, the world is not waking up to its own.
“Increasing the individuals’ growth increases the worlds’ growth. The two go hand in hand. The work we do on ourselves has an impact on the world at large. It’s not selfish. The more I find myself, the more I find the world.” – Ken Wilbur
Want to be of significance? Want to make real impact? Start tuning out the white noise of the world and tune into who you really are and what you really want. A happy, productive, viable you is a WHOLE you. This is the greatest gift you could ever give yourself and this impact goes well beyond what you can see. Like a rock thrown in a pond, aligning with your true potential and happiness effects everyone you encounter, every decision you make every, every step you take.
We lost ourselves somewhere along the way when we decided to listen to others requirements to feel accepted and loved. We got lost when we listened to the world telling us we needed all these things to make us somebody.
Find yourself again, that true authentic truth of who you are. Many are called but few respond. Why? Because this usually results in a steep price. The price that everything that does not resonate with your truth must FALL AWAY. You must ask yourself, “Does this person, group, project, house, city fit who I am?”
When you change your external world changes accordingly.
You are here for a purpose – to save yourself. You won the lottery when you were born here, for it has given you the advantage that not many others share – the ability to find out who you really are and what drives you. It’s not that you HAVE to, it’s that you GET to!! This is the greatest contribution you can make to the world. Yours and mine.
Are You Ready?
As you take each step I will be there reminding you of your Magnificence, and I will continue to do so, until you are able to see it in yourself. © Copyright. Jennifer Annenberg Productions. 2013. All Rights Reserved. This publication may not be reproduced under any circumstances without the written consent of Jennifer Annenberg.
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